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Gensler to partner with Forge Development Partners in constructing the future of high-quality scaled living homes in San Francisco and San Diego

Forge Development Partners is pleased to announce that design firm Gensler will be its chief architectural and interior design firm for all its projects in San Francisco and San Diego. Forge, a privately held San Francisco real estate development firm, seeks to build state-of-the-art scaled essential-living apartments that help foster a sense of community and wellness for their residents while still being accessible to the average middle-income family.

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PPG to acquire coatings manufacturer VersaFlex

PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire VersaFlex, a manufacturer specializing in polyurea, epoxy and polyurethane coatings for water and waste water infrastructure, flooring, transportation infrastructure, and industrial applications.

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ICP Building Solutions Group acquires Gardner-Gibson

Innovative Chemical Products announced today that it has acquired Gardner-Gibson and Sun Coatings. Based in Tampa, Florida, Gardner-Gibson is a provider of liquid-applied roof coatings, roofing products, driveway sealers and specialty paint, and is recognized for its industry-leading brands. With manufacturing and distribution facilities across the U.S. and Canada, Gardner-Gibson’s products are sold in leading retailers and building supply distributors under the Gardner®, Black Jack®, APOC® and Dyco® brands.

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PPG to acquire Tikkurila, a leading Nordic paint and coatings company

PPG today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tikkurila in an all-cash transaction. Tikkurila was established in 1862, and is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland. The company is a leading producer and distributor of decorative paint and coatings with operations in 11 countries and more than 80% of its revenue coming from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the Baltic states.

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Rimkus Consulting Group acquires Canada-based IRC Building Sciences Group

“IRC is one of Canada’s foremost Consulting firms, providing sustainable building performance solutions for both new and existing buildings. They are leaders in the assessment, design, remediation and evaluation of roofing, building envelope, structural, and pavement systems.” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rimkus Consulting Group. “Combined, our teams share a deep commitment to bring value to our clients by providing unsurpassed consulting services to the customers of both companies. This acquisition significantly expands our service offerings and geographic footprint in Canada and positions Rimkus as the top choice for our current and future customers in Canada.”

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PPG appoints Marvin Mendoza as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion

PPG yesterday announced the appointment of Marvin Mendoza as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), effective Nov. 9, 2020. In this newly-developed role, Mendoza will be responsible for designing, leading and executing PPG’s global DE&I vision and strategy, and leveraging data-driven insights to accelerate the company’s DE&I agenda.

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Kinestral Technologies appoints new chief executive officer

Kinestral Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Halio® smart-tinting glass, announced last week the appointment of Bruce Sohn as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Sohn will be instrumental in helping Kinestral continue its momentum as the company rapidly scales to meet the growing demand for Halio smart-tinting glass globally.

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RDC opens San Diego office

RDC, has opened offices in San Diego at 101 West Broadway in downtown San Diego, and has named RDC Principal Sean Slater, AIA, as Principal-In-Charge of the new office. Under the leadership of Slater and RDC Senior Principal Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, the design staff at the firm’s Long Beach headquarters has created a portfolio of San Diego projects that includes the multi-phase repositioning of Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the redevelopment of Horton Plaza, renovations at Fashion Valley Mall, new mixed-use at Costa Verde Center, and several new high-rise multifamily communities in early planning phases.  

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Linetec hires Jason Morrey as safety manager

Jason Morrey joins Linetec as a safety manager. Reporting to Mike Schauls, vice president of operations, he will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s safety programs, injury prevention and compliance initiatives. “Linetec’s culture and core values put safety as our first priority,” said Mike Schauls, Linetec’s vice president of operations. “Each department and every person plays a role in supporting the safety of our associates.”

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